NTSB Identification: MIA88LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35796.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 20, 1988 in PORT SAINT JOE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N36534
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON A BUSINESS FLT, UNABLE TO LOCATE THE LANDING SITE WITH DARKNESS APPROACHING & LOW SUPPLY OF FUEL, THE PLT PERFORMED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A SOFT DIRT ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACC REPORT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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